“Us” is Brynn, Joshua, and (by and by) Magdalena Steimle. We live in Draper, Utah, but hope to move to Boston in late ’08. We met on August 5th, 1998, and during the next week logged several hours on instant messenger (we have our first-ever chat saved), met in person, went on several dates (including hanging out in a graveyard), scared both our families to death (Brynn was 18, I was 23), kissed, agreed to not do that again, and more or less fell in love. One year and one day later we were married (I had made a commitment to myself to date the woman I would marry for at least a year, and I was going to stick to it, no matter how much Brynn wanted to rush things).

We both went to BYU after we were married and lived in Provo for some time, then Saratoga Springs, then Draper, then Eagle Mountain, and then Draper again. I run a small business, and Brynn was a childcare licenser for the State of Utah until late ’07. Now she teaches marriage enhancement classes to couples and is getting ready to enjoy being a mom. We enjoy hanging out with friends and family, playing Settlers of Catan, chess, and Phase 10, watching an occasional movie, and reading books, but mostly we talk. We have not had a TV for almost two years now, and we highly recommend the TV-free life.

More later…